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Archive for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Malott Hall evacuated after report of possible chemical spill

November 16, 2011

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Kansas University students wait outside Malott Hall around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, after the building was evacuated following reports of a chemical spill. No spill was found, and students were readmitted shortly after 11 a.m.

Kansas University students wait outside Malott Hall around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, after the building was evacuated following reports of a chemical spill. No spill was found, and students were readmitted shortly after 11 a.m.

Malott Hall, which houses Kansas University’s chemistry department, was evacuated Wednesday morning after reports of a possible chemical spill.

University spokeswoman Jill Jess said someone reported the possible spill about 10 a.m. Emergency crews from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and KU’s Environmental Health and Safety were on the scene. The building was evacuated because of an “abundance of caution,” Jess said.

Students and faculty were readmitted shortly after 11. Jess said the likely source of the smell was sealant applied to the floors earlier this week.

Comments

Tiamak 2 years, 10 months ago

The chemical is still unknown. But the good thing is everyone is safe and sound. I love this building.

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mightyquin 2 years, 10 months ago

It happens at least once a semester!

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iron_outlaw 2 years, 10 months ago

Dihydrogen monoxide would have been better.

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 10 months ago

Hydrogen dioxide: H-O-O(-)

Yikes, a peroxide radical. Dangerous indeed.

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KU_cynic 2 years, 10 months ago

It's a threat to the purity of our precious bodily fluids.

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